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Five Jones Day attorneys named 2022 "Rising Stars" by Law360

Five Jones Day attorneys, representing four practices and four offices on two continents, are among Law360's "Rising Stars" for 2022. The annual feature recognizes the profession's top legal talent under the age of 40. According to Law360, winners were selected based on their career accomplishments in their respective disciplines.

Law360 will profile the Jones Day Rising Stars listed below in the coming weeks.

  • James Burnham, Issues & Appeals (Washington), Appellate Rising Star
  • Philip Devenish, Global Disputes (London), International Arbitration Rising Star
  • Marta Lahuerta Escolano, Government Regulation (Paris), Telecommunications Rising Star
  • Rachel Page, Health Care & Life Sciences (Chicago), Health Care Rising Star
  • Brian Rabbitt, Government Regulation (Washington), White Collar Rising Star

Mr. Burnham is an experienced litigator and legal strategist who has particular experience with high-stakes cases involving government entities. Both at Jones Day and while in public service, Mr. Burnham has won significant matters at all levels of the judiciary—including a landmark criminal case on behalf of former Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell in the U.S. Supreme Court. As a senior Justice Department official, he led litigation teams in matters of national importance and delivered over 30 arguments on behalf of the United States, working closely with communications experts and in-house counsel throughout the Executive Branch to develop and implement successful litigation strategies; in particular, he represented the Executive Branch in multiple suits filed by the U.S. House of Representatives in D.C. District Court. He also played a central role in the selection and confirmation processes for Justice Gorsuch and Justice Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court and for Justice Barrett during her nomination and appointment to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Mr. Devenish has acted as counsel and advocate in dozens of international arbitrations and secured billions of dollars for clients in high-profile investor-state arbitration matters all over the world. He has worked for a wide range of prestigious clients including sovereign states, financial institutions, and mining companies. Among other successes, he served on the team that secured a US$1.3 billion award from Russia for a Ukrainian bank that had assets seized in Crimea, marking the first award of liability arising from Russia's annexation of that region. He also represented a sovereign state in a multibillion dollar arbitration arising out of the claims relating to the Qatar diplomatic crisis.

Ms. Lahuerta Escolano focuses on telecommunications, media, and technology (TMT) and has been involved in numerous high-stakes international TMT-related matters around the world. She advises major international telecommunications groups, investors, governments, and regulatory authorities on regulatory, transactional, and litigation matters. Ms. Lahuerta Escolano also is the lead on sophisticated transactions related to highly technical telecommunications infrastructures (submarine cables, satellites, tower outsourcing, backbones, Internet Exchange Points, data centers). She has particular experience in the deployment and decommissioning of submarine fiber optic cables worldwide, the sale and acquisition of tower assets, and regulations applicable to the space and satellite sector. She has been instrumental in several sensitive matters, leading negotiations involving the highest levels of government, financial institutions, and high-profile entities and investors. She has been involved in several litigation and arbitration cases related to the satellite sector. Additionally, Ms. Lahuerta Escolano serves on multiple rule of law projects in more than 12 African countries— drafting laws in the digital sector relating to the law of evidence, contract law, and electronic signatures.

Ms. Page focuses her practice on the representation of health care and life sciences companies. She represents clients across the health care sector—counseling on transactional matters; advising on structural considerations, diligence, and risk mitigation strategies for a variety of transactions, including hospital, hospice, home health, and physician practice acquisitions; private equity investments; and corporate and commercial arrangements in the life sciences industry. She is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys.

Mr. Rabbitt is a litigator with extensive experience handling complex investigations, enforcement matters, and civil litigation at the highest levels of government. His practice focuses on representing clients in high-profile, high-stakes matters involving the Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Congress, state attorneys general, and other government authorities. He previously served as the Acting Assistant Attorney General for the DOJ's Criminal Division. In that role, he led hundreds of federal prosecutors responsible for investigating and prosecuting white collar cases (including securities, commodities, and health care fraud), Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations, and money laundering (AML), public corruption, computer crime, intellectual property, and Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) matters. He also previously served as Chief of Staff to the U.S. Attorney General; in senior enforcement and policy roles at the SEC; and in the Office of the White House Counsel, where he advised senior officials on investigations, congressional oversight, and financial regulatory matters.

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 42 offices across five continents. The Firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.